On the four Sundays of Advent – which began last Sunday and runs through December 20 - the Discipleship Committee invites you to balance the outward excitement of Christmas with the calm, quiet sense of presence created during the walking of our Illuminated Advent Spiral.
There are guided opportunities to enjoy this experience, from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in the FPCB Memorial Garden on these Sundays. We encourage you to arrive between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. so you have time for the full experience. (Bad weather: offered on Mondays at the same times.)
You are welcome to stroll the Spiral Advent Walk at any time during daylight hours; the Sunday hours are the only ones that will be guided and lit by candles.
Your walk will be supplemented by scripture, meditation resources and questions that center on a weekly theme of Hope, Love, Joy and Peace. You will receive a small journal, pen, and LED candle (and flashlight if needed) upon your arrival.
Sunday's first walk - focused on "hope" - drew about 25 participants on a lovely, late fall afternoon. Here are some reactions: